May 04, 2009
Hawthorne Gold Retains Vantage Communications

 Hawthorne Gold Corp. ("Hawthorne"or the "Company") (TSX-V: HGC; US: HWTHF) announces it has entered into an agreement to retain the services of Vantage Communications Ltd. ("Vantage"), to provide marketing services including shareholder communications for the Company for a period of eight months, commencing May 1, 2009. The agreement will include email communication to prospective shareholders, banner advertisements and a profile of the Company on the Vantage website. Vantage will receive a fee of $11,500 for the eight month period.

The agreement is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company and Vantage are at arm's length.

About Vantage Communications Ltd.

Vantage is a private company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that owns and operates VantageWire.com, which is the first and only website in the world to offer free real time stock quotes on all North American stock exchanges. VantageWire.com offers user friendly research tools enabling investors to collect real time data on their current and potential investments. VantageWire.com provides publicly traded companies a platform to reach out to a new audience of investors through targeted email dissemination of press releases and various other methods of web advertising.

About Hawthorne Gold Corp.

Hawthorne Gold Corp. is a Canadian-based gold exploration and development company with key properties in British Columbia, Canada. Hawthorne is led by well-respected mining leaders Richard Barclay and Michael Beley. Hawthorne's goal is to become a junior gold producer by working towards production at Table Mountain in the latter part of 2009 and to continue resource development at the nearby Taurus deposit, as well as the Frasergold deposit in the south central British Columbia Cariboo region.

For more information on Hawthorne, contact Todd Hanas toll free at 1-866-869-8072 or the Company at (604) 629-1505 or toll free at 1-888-629-1505, or you can visit Hawthorne's website at www.hawthornegold.com.


"Richard J. Barclay"

President & CEO

Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of resource estimates, environmental and permitting risks, access to labour and services, competition from other companies and ability to access sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of accuracy of this release.

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